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Save the Turtles

5 min1 participant

Let's play!

  1. Help the turtles get back on their feet! (the side of the bricks with the studs on is their shell).

  2. Choose a turtle.

  3. Find the turtle’s shell with the studs.

  4. Place the turtle on the table, with the studs facing up.

  5. Let’s play with your turtles!

How to prepare

  • 10 random bricks

  • 1 bowl

Place the 10 bricks in the bowl.

Facilitation tips

  • Ask child to feel the difference between the top (with studs) and the bottom (with holes) of the brick and explain how they are different.

  • Instruct the child to leave their index finger on the studs, to identify location, while placing the brick on the table.

Possible variations

  • Replace LEGO Braille bricks with DUPLO - studs and holes are larger and easier to feel.

  • Replace LEGO Braille bricks with regular LEGO - more studs to feel.

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Children will develop these holistic skills

Physical

  • Name spatial relationships
  • Explore and discriminate to get information about the tactual properties of an object (by moving hands or by moving the object)

Emotional

  • Control motor skills and emotional commitment to succeed in simple actions

Cognitive

  • Recognize, classify and sort shapes in 2 dimensions

Did you know?

  • Studies show that a raised element is more easily detected than one which is recessed.

  • Spatial skills allow us to imagine, rotate, manipulate and navigate objects within our minds.

  • Activities are meaningful, when they integrate learner’s experiences and knowledge from home and school. This gives a voice to learner’s experiences and backgrounds and makes learning meaningful and culturally relevant to them. 

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